Entries by Haydn Blackey

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Today, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, is full of promise and hope. The Gospel of St. John read on this day reminds us of Jesus’ promise that: “I shall ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you for ever, that Spirit of truth.” (John 14:15-16). We join with the […]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of St. John makes clear to us who Jesus is. The Lord says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. These words are so central to our faith, they remind us why time and again we come to Holy Mass. The reason that we come, […]

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, is called Good Shepherd Sunday and today is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.   Today, the Church calls us to reflect on the meaning of God’s call for each of us and to pray for vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate, and the consecrated life, because […]

Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Pope John Paul II declared Divine Mercy Sunday as a Feast of the Universal Church in 2000, on the occasion of the Canonisation of Sister Faustina Kowalska. St. Faustina was prompted by the Lord to promote the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the 3.00pm Prayer and the Feast of Divine […]

Happy Easter – Pasq Hapus

A Happy and Blessed Easter to all the Parishioners of St. Teilo’s with Our Lady of Lourdes and to all those who have and are joining us via the live-streaming of the Mass. May the Risen Christ live in the heart of each of us as we gain the grace to overcome sin and death […]

Apologies for lost connection

Sorry to all those who were taking part in the Easter Vigil tonight when we lost connection just after the Gospel. Some fast work by the KT Electronics team and the parish webmaster has restored the picture, but to late for the rest of Mass or the Polish Vigil – sorry. When the webcam was […]

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a long empty day in the Christian calendar, when we wait outside the tomb, wondering what will happen.   On this Holy Saturday we stand, sit or kneel outside the Lord’s tomb, meditating on his passion and death, and on his descent into hell, and awaiting his resurrection with prayer and fasting. […]

Good Friday

At 3pm today, the Church throughout the world gathers, virtually if not physically, to remember that “Christ our Passover was sacrificed.” Together we meditate on the Passion of the Lord, adore His Holy Cross and commemorate the origin of the Church, flowing from the side of Christ dead on the cross. We intercede for the […]

Maundy Thursday

Tonight, with the celebration of Mass on the evening of Holy Thursday, the Church begins the Easter Triduum, the holiest three days of the year. This evening’s Mass recalls the Last Supper at which the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, showing His love for those who were His own in the world, […]